The 7-Foot Upside-Down Pre-Lit Christmas Tree
Christmas Trees... you're doing it all wrong! This cool new yet quite old school 7-Foot Upside-Down Pre-Lit Christmas Tree is not as crazy looking as it might appear. In fact, hanging a Christmas tree upside down might have been how it was originally done...
The history of the upside-down fir tree according to this website:
"In the 7th century, a monk from Crediton, Devonshire, went to Germany to teach the Word of God. He did many good works there, and spent much time in Thuringia, an area which was to become the cradle of the Christmas Decoration Industry. Legend has it that he used the triangular shape of the Fir Tree to describe the Holy Trinity of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The converted people began to revere the Fir tree as God's Tree, as they had previously revered the Oak. By the 12th century it was being hung, upside-down, from ceilings at Christmastime in Central Europe, as a symbol of Christianity."
Best of all, the inverted shape takes up less space and can be positioned in all new places, leaves way more room under the tree for gifts, and ornaments are much easier to see. Hmm, I'm not sure where the star on top goes though.